Planned day was ruined for pet dog and myself by train cancellation
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015
I love travelling by train. I love the fact we pass through countryside, and see little traffic on the way - and there are no dual carriageways.
But I don’t love having my planned day ruined by there not being a train from Great Yarmouth when I have pre-booked tickets (sometimes several weeks in advance) and then arrive at the station to find my train is cancelled!
I don’t want to go by bus - and neither does my Border Collie dog, Jess, who accompanies me on my travels since I retired.
Jess doesn’t like buses and buses don’t like her. There have been many occasions when I have been refused boarding until the queue has cleared and I have been forced to stand, with Jess, as there are no seats left. This is so wrong.
I sympathise with your reporter who brings his bicycle to work (how refreshing to read of a person travelling from Norwich to Yarmouth and not driving!), and finds he could be refused to continue his journey as the bus driver may refuse his cycle on board.
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Great Yarmouth is very, very badly served by the train company. The trains are appalling; they should be smart and welcoming. Great Yarmouth is a major tourism and holidaying destination and Greater Anglian should know that.
Oh sorry, we are not important; it is the London line that should take priority. What snobbishness! I hope Greater Anglian respond but I will not be holding my breath.
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Meantime, I shall buy myself a little car for Jess and I to take our outings to Cromer, or Kings Lynn or further, or even closer to home. One less customer for our rail service.